There was a good turn out from our ex-members of the Vets section who met up with other ex-members for a chat and a general catch up last Friday. The next date is on the calendar and we will post the details soon.
Just lovely to see you all ….
I’ve been waiting for a report regarding the Men’s Hadrian League opening match of the 2018 season which was played at Parklands last Wednesday against Tyneside. I know a few details, though not many, but the most important detail is that Parklands won all six matches and therefore returned a 12-0 score. Wayne McCulloch played number 6 and his match went down the 18th, watched by all the players who had already completed their matches. Nerve-racking is an appropriate description before he won to ensure this superb victory. Well done guys.
If you have played the course in the last few days, you will have noticed the return of the bench at the 8th tee box. The bench is dedicated to David Bloomfield and over the last few years, the bench was looking more than a little distressed. Kenny Shepherd came to the rescue and took the bench to his workshop, stripped the old brown paint, sanded and varnished and returned the bench so we can sit and rest whilst we wait for the 8th green to clear …. thanks Mr Chairman!
We send our best wishes and good luck to Billy Parker who is representing Parklands in the Rabbits Finals Day at Ravensworth on Saturday 12th May. Paul Ankers has kindly volunteered to caddy for him, which could be considered a kind and generous act. However, last time they travelled together when returning from the Rabbits match at Dinsdale Spa last Saturday, Paul’s car broke down on the A1 and they eventually got home at 3.00am on Sunday morning. So pack some extra sarnies and a bottle of pop to see you through the long journey back from Ravensworth!
Good luck guys!
A number of the Parklands ladies played in the Northumberland County Ladies Veteran Golf Association’s Bronze Meeting at Bedlingtonshire Golf Club yesterday and they came away with a trio of trophies between them …. Well done to all the winners …
The Northumberland Men’s County competitions were traditionally advertised and entered with paperwork posted on the Men’s noticeboard and collated and returned to the County by the Club Secretary.
However, this year, there is no paperwork published by the County and all entries are via the NUGC website
This year’s fixtures, dates and venues are on the site but are summarised below for your reference.
If you are unable to enter having no access to the internet, please speak with the Club Secretary who will attempt to assist you.
When updating the start sheet for Sunday the number of late entries wanting early tee times exceeded the single cancellation. Therefore any player requiring a late entry should report to the starter who will allocate any available tee slots on a first come basis. Players who are willing to accept any time will not be not be turned away as they can be added to the end of the start sheet if necessary.
The Parklands Junior team played their first match of the season at home to Close House in the Turnberry section of the Northumbria Junior Golf League. The teams consist of six players, playing match play; the first two matches playing from scratch and the last four playing from handicap. There were a number of Close House team members who were ex Parklands members which reduced some of the home advantage. However, the Parklands members had a super performance winning the match 9-3.
Three of our players won their matches on the 15th hole, Ben Jones, Thomas Middleton and Finn Bell, but the best of the day was young Harrison Sewell who beat Matthew Brown 7-6.
It was a great team effort so thanks to all the players and their parents for the support.
Also whilst we focus on our junior members, congratulations go to Kane Mason who won the Men’s Sunday Competition – the Arthur Fowler Trophy. On a morning when the course was still recovering from the recent wet weather and during which we received a sustained downpour, Kane carded a great 40 points winning the trophy on countback. Well done.
Parklands was open today albeit with only 9 holes available for play. With all the good weather forecast today, It is hoped that all 18 will be open in the morning and we will play the Men’s Pattison Trophy/Jane Percy Qualifier competition as planned. The start sheet is shown on the Men’s Start Sheet tab.
In the event that there are less than 18 holes open and available to play, the competition will revert to a Captain’s sweep.